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Paul B. Jacob, DO
Orthopedic Surgeon

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Robotic Total Knee Replacement

Robotic assisted knee surgery is an innovative alternative to the conventional surgical procedure in patients suffering from degenerative knee diseases such as osteoarthritis. It is performed using robotic-arm technology that allows the surgeon to precisely perform the surgery through a smaller incision as compared to traditional surgery.

Robotic assisted knee surgery utilizes a CT scan to generate a 3-D model of the patient’s knee joint. This aids the surgeon in planning the surgery. During surgery, the robotic software provides dynamic information that allows the surgeon to enhance accuracy of the procedure. Such real-time information assists the surgeon in precise placement of the implant, which can be difficult to achieve with traditional surgical techniques.

Advantages of the robotic knee replacement include:

  • Small incision
  • Less blood loss
  • Less risk of complications
  • Small scar
  • Quicker recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay

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